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Homework Help: Householder transformation for A=QR

  1. May 1, 2007 #1
    In one of my homework questions, it requires me to reduce A (a 3X3 matrix) into QR by Householder transformation.

    A is defined as
    4 1 1
    2 4 1
    0 1 4

    However, when I use Householder transformation for column 1, I use to use a = I - 2*vv^T/(v^Tv). However, I find that v^Tv = 0. Since vv^T is a matrix and i have (2/0)*vv^T. So, I stuck at this point and cannot continue to do this question.

    Can anyone tell me what was wrong in my idea or are their solutions to this problem? Thanks.

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